Coastal creme and blue wreaths are going to be all the rage this summer. With starfish and shells. And they are beautiful (I will show you my favorites soon – promise).
However, I am not ready for them yet. We had a surprisingly short and dry spring this year. It really felt like we went from winter straight to summer. I missed spring! So, when I decided to adorn our front door with a wreath, it seems that subconsciously I picked spring colors. My summer wreath looks suspiciously like a spring wreath.
In this tutorial, I will show you my DIY wreath and I will share a few tricks that help me when tackling wreaths.
Our front door is painted in a grey with blue undertones, which is pretty dark. Any wreath for that space has to contrast with vivid and light colors. White, orange and yellow were my go-to colors and I added pale reds to soften the transition.
You will need:
– A wreath base
– Flowers & greenery of your liking
– Your preferred initial to monogram the wreath (could be L for ‘love’)
– Wire cutter
– Florist’s wire
Optional: Hot glue
Trick: First arrange your creation until you find a design you like. Do not attach anything yet, this is just your sample and your inspiration. Take a photo (or more) and use it as a guide.
This was my guide:
Start by securing the lower layer onto your wreath. Cover the base well with foliage greenery and moss. I used a wired base so, I attached the branches with florist wire (green).
Trick: Bend the wire into pins, tie around your flowers, twist and then bend the edges like this:
This is a pretty safe way to ensure that handling the wreath, won’t result in inappropriate for Ladies language.
Continue adding the second layer, and secure it too, loosely.
Add the big statements. In my case the white flowers, which provided the desired contrast. Use wire and/or glue to secure the final touches.
Hold up the wreath and check its shape, shake it gently and see if anything needs more securing.
Turn the wire upside down and use a ribbon to hang your monogram. Tie a knot at the initial and at the wreath base.
Use a ribbon to attach your wreath to your door. You can add a bow to your liking. I hot-glued a bow but it was making the wreath a tad (a lot) bridal so, it had to go. Bye bridal bow!
My summer wreath turned out more of a spring wreath but I love it all the same.
What about you?
Are you ready for coastal summer wreaths or are you still savoring the spring?
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